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Hutchison to enter mobile handset market

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Hutchison Wampoa, the Hong Kong based conglomerate, is set to enter the mobile handset market. The parent of the 3 network will launch a new company called Inq to design and manufacture handsets. The company has good pedigree as it leverages the work done for Skypephone under the 3 network and is led by Hutchison veteran and former group handset chief Frank Meehan.

Initially, the new company will emphasise data services on its handsets with features like Facebook, Skype calling, and instant messaging. The company has five to six handsets in the pipeline with the first handset to debut next month on the 3 network. The handsets are expected to cost between £50 and £80 after subsidies.

[Via Mobile Today]

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Written by dvdand

October 20, 2008 at 7:59 am

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  1. […] a comment » A while back I had reported on Hutchison Wampoa was entering into the mobile handset business and they were partnering with its 3 network operator in UK to launch it. Well, today, 3 and Inq […]


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